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Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Apple announces HomePod speaker to take on Sonos   —  Apple has officially announced the HomePod speaker today, which the company claims will reinvent music in homes like the iPod did for music on the go.  —  The new smart speaker features a seven-speaker array of tweeters.
Jun 5, 2017, 3:23 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Apple overhauls iPad multitasking with new app switcher, drag and drop, and debuts a Files app that ties into cloud services like Dropbox, Box, or Google Drive   —  Apple announced some new updates for the iPad Pro at WWDC as part of the upcoming iOS 11 update that finally build …
Jun 5, 2017, 3:15 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Huawei unveils the Matebook E, an update to the original Matebook, a more powerful 13" flagship X model, and 15" D model, all expected to ship this summer   —  The company also announced the MateBook E and MateBook D  —  The MateBook was Huawei's first shot at building a Windows 10 laptop …
May 23, 2017, 2:40 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Microsoft says it's working on bringing Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, and Fedora to the Windows Store   —  Microsoft is doubling down on offering developers more options on Windows 10, and at Build 2017, it announced that three of the most popular Linux distributions are coming to the Windows Store.
May 11, 2017, 1:15 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
More powerful Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage for about $1,020 may be available in South Korea and China, according to new listing on website   —  When Samsung announced the new Galaxy S8, it only talked about a single model of the device with 64GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM.
Apr 7, 2017, 12:25 AMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Pebble updates iOS and Android apps, decoupling smartwatches from dependency on cloud services so watches can work normally after Pebble servers shut down   —  One of the biggest questions for Pebble owners following the company's acquisition by Fitbit last year has been how long their watches would keep working going forward.
Apr 6, 2017, 8:35 AMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Facebook Stories now shows friends who haven't posted, creating the impression of a ghost town on the little-used feature   —  Facebook launched a new story feature in its main app last week, adding a Snapchat-esque feed of ephemeral pictures and videos to the top of the News Feed.
Apr 5, 2017, 4:45 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Roundup of April Fools' Day gags by tech companies   —  Topsy-turvy day  —  April 1st — a day colloquially known as “April Fools' Day” or “the worst holiday ever” — isn't even until tomorrow, but because the month of April starts on a Saturday this year, all the #brands are already …
Apr 1, 2017, 12:50 AMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
IKEA's Trådfri system for smart home lighting goes live on Swedish website, available in Swedish stores on March 31 starting at about $85   —  Smart lights on a budget  —  Ikea is finally getting into the home automation game with its own system for smart lighting.
Mar 28, 2017, 5:05 AMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Facebook opens Live streaming up to PC users using built-in or third-party cameras, expanding it beyond Pages to all accounts   —  Taking on Twitch  —  Facebook Live is making the jump from phones to computers, as Facebook announced today that it's opening up its live-streaming service …
Mar 22, 2017, 1:10 PMIn context

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